Monday November 16 2020
Obodo kidnapped and 'locked up for four hours'

Former Udinese midfielder Christian Obodo was kidnapped and locked up for hours in a trunk. ‘They told me they lost money betting on Nigeria’.

It wasn’t the first time the 36-year-old, who retired in 2017 after a long career including spells at Perugia, Fiorentina, Torino, Lecce and Udinese, was kidnapped in his homeland.

He had already been kidnapped in 2012 but revealed another misadventure yesterday.

“It was really unpleasant to be locked up for four hours in the trunk of a car and in the heat,” he told Brila FM. “The kidnappers even told me how they lost money after betting on Nigeria in the second half.

“They haven’t hurt or intimidated me, but I honestly can’t understand why anyone wants me to go through this kind of thing again."